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Victorian Black Silk & Velvet Shawl with Fringe, 1800s Taffeta, AS IS
ERA- This item is from the 1800s
MEASUREMENTS - 58 inches wide, 21 inches long, plus 5 inches of fringe
LABEL - none
FABRIC - silk taffeta and velvet trim, rayon fringe
Very lightweight black silk taffeta cape, unlined. Trimmed in black velvet with wide fringe around the bottom.
CONDITION - It's in fair condition, there are many scattered teeny thin spots and holes over it when you hold it up to the light. The only noticeable hole is a 1/2 inch split in the silk at the back of the neck.
Even though it looks very nice right now and could be usable right now with great care, I feel that it is more of a collectible piece because this silk taffeta is so prone to shattering and I think that the tiny holes would eventually weaken more and start splitting with use. For display it would be fine.